The Honeybees got all they wanted Thursday morning in their first game of the Van Griffith Kia basketball tournament in Granbury against Peaster.
After the Lady Greyhounds scored the game’s first basket, Stephenville responded by scoring 10 unanswered points over the remainder of the quarter to take a 10-2 lead into the second.
Pastor’s offense did wake up in the game’s second quarter as they began things with an 8-0 run. It wasn’t until more than mid-way through the quarter that Payton Wall scored Stephenville’s first points to end the Lady Greyhound surge.
By halftime, Peaster did cut heavily into their deficit, but Payton Wall scored six of Stephenville’s nine points to keep momentum in the Honeybees’ favor with a 19-14 lead.
Like the second quarter, the third was another that was won by Peaster.
The Lady Greyhounds outscored Stephenville 12-7 sending the game to the fourth quarter with the teams tied at 26.
The two teams were tied for much of the fourth quarter, including up until there was a minute remaining in the game.
For the last minute of game time, Stephenville held out for the last shot up until Hailey Martin drove the lane and was fouled with five seconds remaining. Martin managed to sink one of the two free throws giving Stephenville a 34-33 lead with only seconds left.
From there an bad inbound pass from Peaster gave possession back to Stephenville who then ran out the remainder of the clock for an opening tournament win.
No Stephenville player finished in double digits scoring, but several were close. Hailey Martin finished with eight points, while Ebony Green added another seven. Payton Wall and Tess Baker also each scored six points.